Examples of courses from your major
Vectors form the focus of the Linear Algebra course. Vectors are quantities with a length and a direction. A well-known example of a vector in physics is velocity. In order to be able to work with vectors effectively, you learn to solve systems of linear equations.
Set theory and algebra
In this course, you work with structures and with objects that exist in particular relationship to one another. You gain further experience of calculating with zeros and ones, for example. This is important in applications for the digital storage and security of data (cryptography). During this course, you also learn how to use mathematical expressions and how to make careful use of logical reasoning and proof. In short, you will become acquainted with the language of mathematics.
In the Analysis course, you learn all about functions, series and strings.
This is the course during which you learn about calculating probability and statistics. Irregularities in which chance plays a significant role can occur in practically all physical and operating processes. This course is therefore essential for anyone who works in applied mathematics.
During various first-year courses, you become familiar with special software used to create mathematical texts and to perform mathematical calculations. With the Mathematica package, for example, you will perform calculations using functions and vectors and create 2D and 3D images, as well as programming.
Programming and modeling
In this course, you will encounter basic computer science, which is also combined with a mathematical modeling element. During the first year, you will already begin applying specialist mathematical knowledge to practical problems from the outset. You will learn how to identify the mathematical aspects of a problem and to design a suitable mathematical model in order to arrive at a solution. To do this, you will often use a computer, for simulations for example.